Security issues within virtual worlds such as second life

Lee, Chia Yao and Warren, Matthew 2007, Security issues within virtual worlds such as second life, in Proceedings of the 5th Australian Information Security Management Conference, Edith Cowan University, Perth, W.A., pp. 142-.

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Title Security issues within virtual worlds such as second life
Author(s) Lee, Chia Yao
Warren, Matthew
Conference name Australian Information Security Management Conference (5th : 2007 : Perth, WA)
Conference location Perth, Western Australia
Conference dates 4th December 2007
Title of proceedings Proceedings of the 5th Australian Information Security Management Conference
Editor(s) Valli, Craig
Woodward, Andrew
Publication date 2007
Conference series Australian Information Security Management Conference
Start page 142
Publisher Edith Cowan University
Place of publication Perth, W.A.
Keyword(s) virtual world
security issues
Summary The advancement in Internet and bandwidth has resulted in a number of new applications to be developed. An area of advancement has been in the development of virtual worlds, where people can interact together via virtual characters. Virtual World systems have been so complex that virtual lives can be lived, including all aspect of life such as education, commerce, social activities etc. Not surprisingly, the problems that exist in the real world such as theft, fraud, vandalism and terrorism, also exist in the virtual worlds. The more developed these virtual worlds become the greater the breaches of security will be in the virtual as well as the real world.This paper explores and categorises several security issues within the Virtual World of Second Life. It contributes to practice and research by emphasising the importance of security awareness for businesses and the general public in Virtual Worlds.
Notes This paper is located on the 146th page in the attached pdf.
ISBN 0729806472
9780729806473
Language eng
Field of Research 080609 Information Systems Management
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2007, Edith Cowan University
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30008157

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